GO CODE COLORADO BLOG

Apr 9 2015

Problem Statements for 2015


Each Go Code Colorado team must build an app that addresses a Problem Statement. The Problem Statements come directly from the business community. Last fall, we convened a Business Challenge Workshop where we asked business decision makers what problems they face that could be addressed through better access to public data. This gives a peek […]

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Apr 6 2015

Southern Colorado: Lucky You


Colorado Springs is stepping up huge again this year, making the challenge weekend there a destination for southern Colorado devs and entrepreneurs. In addition to all the amazing perks available to all Go Code Colorado participants, the rock-star organizers in Colorado Springs are offering: ,000 to the two winners that emerge from Colorado Springs. That’s right. […]

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Apr 3 2015

Go Code Colorado’s Version of a Swag Bag


What kind of event would we be throwing without giving away some party favors from our partners? By registering and participating in Go Code Colorado, you’ll get access to products and services to help build your app from some of the top tech companies around. Some have even thrown in additional prizes for the winning […]

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Apr 2 2015

Our Five Finals Judges


We know that getting in front of tech and entrepreneurial heavies is a top reason why people participate in challenges like Go Code Colorado. Of course, we’ve got you covered. But there’s another reason influential judges matter to us (beyond, of course, knowledge and experience with what it takes for an app and business to […]

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Feb 18 2015

Go Code Colorado: Local Impact, National Buzz


Go Code Colorado is honored to be recognized by Harvard’s Kennedy School for Democratic Government and Innovation as a Bright Idea in this year’s Innovations in American Government Awards competition. Government and innovation aren’t always the most obviously synonymous terms, but projects like Go Code Colorado are changing that. Go Code Colorado was awarded for its […]

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Jan 29 2015

Grand Junction: an entrepreneurs paradise


We are thrilled to announce that Grand Junction will be our 5th location this year for Go Code Colorado Challenge Weekend. While most of us know about the successful entrepreneurship activities of the I-25 corridor, a few of us might be surprised to learn about the innovation of the Western Slope. The Business Incubator Center, […]

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Jan 23 2015

3 Open Data Trends To Watch in 2015


With most of 2015 still ahead of us, we wanted to explore some trends, topics, and projects that are shaping the future of open data. Ever notice that almost all civic data activities are at the civic level? Go Code Colorado is pioneering larger-scale initiatives as the first state-wide challenge of it’s kind. Our community […]

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Jan 15 2015

When you win the Go Code Colorado challenge


Go Code Colorado was built to be better. Better than a hack-a-thon. Better than a startup event. In addition to sparking innovation around open data, we want to deliver real value to Colorado businesses and create a vehicle for entrepreneurs and developers to take part in economic development for Colorado. That’s why we try to […]

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Dec 9 2014

CERN Launches Open Data Portal


You don’t have to be a nuclear physicist to get excited about the latest announcement from CERN, the world’s largest particle physics laboratory and birthplace of the World Wide Web. CERN launches Open Data Portal to make public the data of LHC experiments http://t.co/e1bdehB45u #cernopendata pic.twitter.com/Fo0aIcq56F — CERN (@CERN) November 20, 2014 They’ve officially opened their […]

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Dec 4 2014

Our partnership with businesses


The cornerstone of Go Code Colorado is relevance to business. It’s our charge to return value to the business community in two key ways: Encourage an open data environment in government so businesses can make meaningful use of the public data government manages. Encourage business creation around innovative and sustainable apps that help businesses make […]

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